FAI - Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese

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Set in a massive estate, FAI - Villa e Collezione Panza represents an attractive villa now home to the Saatchi Gallery. The villa went through a number of owners over several centuries before being donated by Giuseppe Panza to the National Trust of Italy. Panza was an avid art collector and the gallery displays his personal collection of American art, including artists like Phil Sims, David Simson, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Stuart Arends, and Max Cole, among others. Enjoy the contemporary art, as well as the contrasting setting--the villa and the surrounding gardens date back to the 18th century. Plan to visit FAI - Villa e Collezione Panza and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Varese attractions using our Varese itinerary planner.
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  • Start by saying that it is not a show for everyone, not just for the conceptualization of the exhibits, but also because somehow some could offend the sensibilities of certain persons if particularly developed. Personally I really liked it a lot. The main feature of Wilson's silence and immobility parent of all his works that are neither photographs or paintings, but a graft of both through video portraits in which the protagonist is the total immobility 00055. jpginvitato with the addition of extremely slow movements that give the impression of being faced with a work that comes to life. All of this represents, according to Wilson, the idea that we have when we go to visit an exhibition. Did you observe a picture and after a long lapse of time almost imagine that characters in the same come to life, he brings this animation to reality and albeit extremely slow hits exactly nel segno. Everyone perceives these works his way or there is drawn differently ... personally the idea that gave me was to estrangement from the real world to immerse myself in a dream state. As a novel "Alice in Wonderland" that sees the world slide by contrast, emotion becoming entangled and sensitivity of mind expansion. Not to mention that in addition to this experience, yes because I think this is not a show, but a real experience;, we got to visit a work by Dan Flavin that is a utopian trip into infinity. An abstract work with which you interact entrandovici in (I leave the curiosity. you must go there to see what I mean) and through a play of light be transported deeper into space without borders. Other works by Flavin can be visited at the end of the trail dedicated to Robert Wilson and I suggest you do not perdervele. The light is always its key element and I got different suggestions based on the room in which I entered and the dominant color. I remind you that you have until 15 October this year to visit this exhibition, my advice if you have occasion to go there! Besides the ticket price you can also visit the park that it deserves. Not to mention that with an adorable and leisurely walk you will discover "A House for Giuseppe Panza" by Robert Wilson that is created to the villa.
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  • In the village of Biumo superiore, integrated by now (almost) with the city, among other notable villas, stands this villa Panza, combination of Lombardy country house (then understated in the construction of the first half ' 800 and interiors), green (Park from multiple sides, gorgeous) and contemporary art collection, as well as ongoing exhibition venue (such a Robert Wilson, these days). A little over 20 managed by doing with the pros and cons of the case. Interesting though the choice of the last occupants of empty spaces to transform it in artistic works (not all of them actually), hypermodern. Great glance, finally, the fountain-tank in the courtyard
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  • is one of the "villas del FAI", built by a large family of industrialists from Varese in Biumo which constitutes the ancient heart of the city. Better to visit during the weekend of DOING if you want to put the emphasis on the cultural aspect, otherwise the grounds are still enjoyable. Recommended match it with other views, such as villa Toeplitz and public gardens of via Sacco.
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  • Paid around 30 Eur for a familt ticket and saw a few rooms filled with color LEDs. I know I am not so art aware, but this was really frustrating. Sorry. Well, go there if you like gardens or nice old buildings.
  • Worth seeing. Very beautiful! they often have exhibitions inside.
  • Bella davvero ne vale la pena..
  • Soo beautiful
  • The FAI is always a guarantee. Beautiful exterior and grounds. Too bad the Interior stripped of furnishings
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